Last weekend, we virtually celebrated our newest LGBTQ+ alumni at UCLA’s Lavender Graduation. The annual graduation ceremony includes awards that honor our new graduates. Each award has a namesake, many of which include leaders in our alumni community. The energy of this celebration is always of hope and horizons and also one of respect and reverence. The awards have always been a reminder of how our collective activism has persisted through generations of Bruins. They are symbolic of our collective persistence to make this world a better place — and we take pride in that.
This week’s offerings continue to amplify the voices of our marginalized communities. We will be featuring how Bruins have been persistent in their work toward social change in the past, present and future. We hope it offers you ways our community has persisted, whether it be from finishing their degree, keeping history alive or sharing their stories in the face of adversity.
Join artist Alma López Gaspar de Alba and her partner, UCLA Professor Alicia Gaspar de Alba, for a conversation tracing queer Angeleno artists’ contributions to contemporary art in today’s event for Pride at the Fowler.